Meaning of NARROW in English

NARROW

■ adjective ( ~er , ~est )

1》 of small width in comparison to length.

2》 limited in extent, amount, or scope.

3》 barely achieved: a ~ escape.

4》 Phonetics denoting a vowel pronounced with the root of the tongue drawn back so as to ~ the pharynx.

■ verb become or make ~er.

↘( ~ something down ) reduce the number of possibilities or options.

■ noun ( ~s ) a ~ channel connecting two larger areas of water.

Phrases

~ circumstances poverty.

a ~ squeak Brit. informal an escape or victory that is ~ly achieved.

Derivatives

~ish adjective

~ly adverb

~ness noun

Origin

OE nearu , of Gmc origin.

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